A senior at Burlingame High School told police that he was playing a prank when he allegedly posted a threat online targeting a rally at his school, police said.
Authorities have not said what the 17-year-old boy wrote in the online post. But the post was alarming enough that the FBI and San Mateo Police Department teamed to arrest the boy at his school Monday morning. Read More
A Burlingame High School senior was arrested Monday on suspicion of making terrorist threats, San Mateo police said.The FBI contacted the San Mateo Police Department at about 7 a.m. Monday regarding an online posting that threatened a school rally on a campus in Northern California, police said.Someone from out of state had seen the posting and reported it to authorities, police said. The FBI determined that the person who created the post lived in San Mateo. Read More
A reliable phone system is a must at City Hall, but officials say the one they have is giving them a ringing headache.
City staffers say they sometimes can’t pick up voicemail from the city’s 12-year-old phone system. In more serious cases, the phones go dead entirely. And these problems have persisted for years. In one episode a few years ago, the corporation yard was phoneless for three days. Read More
Burlingame’s been tearing through the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division behind Rodrigo Pulicedo, who’s averaging a double-double per game.
Five members of an internationally known crime syndicate were slapped with two-to-three-year prison terms Monday for the gunpoint robbery of a New York jewelry wholesaler in Burlingame last year. Read More
Years before a deadly fire in a San Mateo County long-term care facility, concerns were raised about smoking at the building, according to state records. Read More
The death on the Caltrain tracks Monday morning in Burlingame is being called an apparent suicide, according to the transit agency.The man, identified as a 39-year-old from San Francisco, was struck by a northbound train near the Oak Grove Avenue pedestrian crossing around 6:20 a.m., the transit agency said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No passengers or crew were injured. Read More
A Caltrain struck and killed a person in Burlingame early Monday morning, causing major delays, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.The northbound train struck the person, identified by the coroner’s office as a 39-year-old San Francisco man, near the Oak Grove Avenue pedestrian crossing around 6:20 a.m., the transit agency said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More
Bruce Smith was smoking outside the Burlingame Long-Term Care facility at 3:30 p.m. when he apparently dropped the cigarette onto his gown, which caught fire.
Days later, the 67-year-old died at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco from the burns he suffered.
The fatal fire is now under investigation by state and local health authorities. Read More
After several tough years for hotels in San Mateo County, the industry made a rebound at the end of last year, thanks in large part to a rise in business-related bookings.Hotel occupancy rates were up 7.4 percent through November 2010 compared with the same time in 2009, said Anne LeClair, the CEO of the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read More